Driver killed in Horry County crash identified

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The person killed following a single-vehicle crash in Horry County has been identified.

The Horry County Coroner's Office has identified Thomas Merrill, 28, of Alabama, as the driver of the vehicle involved in a collision on Highway 17 Bypass, just north of Highway 707.

Around 1:55 a.m. Saturday, his pickup was southbound on US 17, when he went off the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Merrill was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car, and died on the scene of multiple traumatic injuries.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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